Petabytes Data Migration and Load Balancing with Football+MARS

C1 | Mon 21 Jan | 1:50 p.m.–2:10 p.m.

Presented by

  • Thomas Schoebel-Theuer

    Dr. Thomas Schöbel-Theuer is the inventor of the Dentry Cache of the Linux Kernel. He has also implemented some research Operating System. Currently he is working on long-distance data replication of some petabytes.


MARS is used at 1&1 IONOS for hardware lifecycle and load balancing of a few thousands of stateful LXC containers, in addition to its traditional long-distance data replication capabilities through network bottlenecks. The talk explains some background, the Football toolset, and discusses experiences gained from a major migration project to newer hardware, increasing density, thus saving power costs of some millions of € per year, while improving customer performance.